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MFA Candidate Porsha Olayiwola has been named Boston's next Poet Laureate.

Olayiwola's four-year term began on Jan 1, 2019. As Poet Laureate, she will "highlight the literary arts and promote a citywide appreciation for poetry." Olayiwola is the 2014 Individual World Poetry Slam Champion and 2015 National Poetry Slam Champion. She is the co-founder of The House Slam, Boston’s first poetry slam venue, and coaches their award-winning poetry slam team. She also serves as the Artistic Director at MassLEAP, a literary non-profit organization in Massachusetts serving youth artists. Her full-length poetry collection is forthcoming with Button Poetry. 

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Senior Electronic Publisher-in-Residence? and Graduate Program Director John Rodzvilla was interviewed for Publishers Weekly

In a round up on master's level publishing programs, Rodzvilla spoke on what makes Emerson's MA in Publishing and Writing uniquely distinctive: "Built into the DNA of our program is growing up side by side with an MFA program. It's not just about the business of publishing; it's about working with authors and understanding their point of view." Read the article in its entirety here


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